Art Nouveau Typographic Ornaments

Art Nouveau Typographic Ornaments

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by Dan X. Solo
     
 

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The turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts movement revitalized many art-craft domains, including of course typography. One sidelight to the typographic art, but one in which many printers specialized, was the typographical ornament — long a tradition among the very earliest printers, once again brought to the avant garde of design.
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The turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts movement revitalized many art-craft domains, including of course typography. One sidelight to the typographic art, but one in which many printers specialized, was the typographical ornament — long a tradition among the very earliest printers, once again brought to the avant garde of design.
The best American and European printers offered whole catalogs of original ornament in the Art Nouveau manner — today they survive only in the archives of printers and historians of type. Here, from the archives of a contemporary typesetter and printing historian, is a selection of authentic Art Nouveau typographic ornament, culled out of late 19th and early 20th century specimen catalogs. Over 800 ornaments of all types include the patented Art Nouveau florals and flowing botanic wonders, both realistic and abstract. Women draped in pagan robes form borders and head and tailpieces. Animals abound: fish, elephants, turtles, birds, and creatures of myth and fancy. Innumerable spots, shapes, symbols, emblems, wreaths, scrolls, cherubs, and gargoyles show in clear black and white how they will look decorating menus, posters, handbills, ads, books, any functional or artistic project needing a flavor of Art Nouveau. Printers will be pleased to complement their Auriol, Baldur, Cordova, and Metropolitan, or other Art Nouveau–style typefaces with these unusual, long-forgotten ornaments. Mirror images given for many of the designs increase their utility. All images are from original sources, all copyright-free.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486157795
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/13/2013
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
983,388
File size:
29 MB
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Yin <br> She is a pegasus. <br> She has black hair with whte streaks and dark grey skin, with a white dot on her forhead. <br> Mane and tail: fluttershy style. <br> Eyes: twilight style, white. <br> Cutie: the yin (look up 'yin' of yin and yang on google images.) <p> Name: Yang <br> Unicorn. <br> Same as Yin except black instead of white, white instead of black. <p> Name: YinYang <br> Allicorn. <br> She has white and black swirls, and you cannot tell whether she is black with white swirls or white with black swirls. Princess style mane. Her cutie is yin and yang.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U did a good job with green day write more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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